collisional
adjective see collision

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • collisional — adj. of a crash, of a collision …   English contemporary dictionary

  • collisional — col·li·sion·al …   English syllables

  • collisional — zhənəl, zhnəl adjective : marked by or ensuing from a collision …   Useful english dictionary

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  • collisional broadening — smūginis išplitimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. collision broadening; collisional broadening; impact broadening vok. Stoßverbreiterung, f rus. ударное уширение, n pranc. élargissement dû aux collisions, m; élargissement par choc,… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • collision — collisional, adj. /keuh lizh euhn/, n. 1. the act of colliding; a coming violently into contact; crash: the collision of two airplanes. 2. a clash; conflict: a collision of purposes. 3. Physics. the meeting of particles or of bodies in which each …   Universalium

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